1-Owner 1985.5 Porsche 944 5-Speed

Now available for auction is this 1-owner 1985.5 Porsche 944 finished in Black over a black interior with Sport Seats.  Produced during the second phase of the 1985 model year, this 944 debuted many noteworthy changes including a redesigned interior, an upgraded alternator, improved suspension components, and revisions to the mounting of the transaxle.  This 5-speed example was purchased new by its owner from Porsche of Huntington and has traveled approximately 51k miles since.  Having undergone a timing belt service in the last 2k miles, this 944 is now being offered for auction by its original owner in New York accompanied by owner's manuals and a clean title.

This 944 is said to have been entirely refinished in its original color of Black approximately 20 years ago in a base/clear coat.  The paint is said to remain in good condition overall with some minor road-going wear and imperfections noted throughout (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery).  CARFAX shows damage in 1986 that is reported as a "total loss", however, the seller recalls the accident to have been minor, only resulting in the refinishing of the right front fender. Detailed images and paint meter readings are provided in the photo gallery, and a clean title will accompany the sale.  This 944 remains original in its appearance with factory 15" Phone Dial wheels that were dressed in new Sumitomo tires within the last 1k miles.

As a 1985.5 model, this 944 features a redesigned dashboard with larger air vents, revised switches, A/C and heating controls, and 4 round central instrument gauges.  This example is factory equipped with Sport Seats and the cabin is reported to be in very good condition, exhibiting only minor wear. An Alpine radio and subwoofer have been installed and the seller confirms all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.  The air conditioning will also likely need to be recharged according to the seller.

This 944 is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine which was updated with redesigned combustion chambers and modified cam profiles for the second phase of the 1985 model year.  Approximately 150 HP stock is delivered to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transaxle.  A performance engine chip is said to have been added many years ago and all routine maintenance is said to have been addressed including two timing belt services, the most recent of which was carried out within the last 2k miles.  Some service records are said to have been kept and this 944 is reported to be in great running order.

This sale will include original books, a spare tire, a jack, and a clean title. A well-maintained 1-owner example, this 5-speed 1985.5 944 is not to be overlooked.


Auction Results

  • Sold for: $6,000
  • Auction End: Feb. 1, 2021, 3:02 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 9
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Comments (24)

  • kmspcar 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Sold for $6,000

  • kmspcar 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • phowley 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,750

  • NickLib (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    FYI, the reserve is now off, this car will sell to the highest bidder. I look forward to meeting the next owner of this car!!

  • Porslotuf 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • phowley 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,250

  • NickLib (seller) 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    @msa615 Hi MSA, The title is clean, it doe not indicate salvage, Pcarmarket has a copy. You my want to verify it with them. As I stated to another bidder I do not understand the "total loss" It may have been a snafu from Carfax from 35 yrs ago.

  • msa615 3 weeks, 6 daysago

    Was total loss determined by your insurance company and does the title show branded title or salvage title ? Need to know because it would cause an issue with registration in Connecticut thxs

  • NickLib (seller) 4 weeksago

    @phowley phowley, there are no serious issues with the body.....I hope that answers your question.



  • phowley (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    The fact that it was a gift does not answer my question.

  • NickLib (seller) 4 weeksago

    @phowley Hello Phowley,
    The respray was a gratis gift from a friend as a return for a favor, FYI it was one as base/clear

    Unfortunately, i do not have any pics prior to it.



  • phowley (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    As for the full respray, was there any serious issues with the body and or paint that required fresh paint or was it just dull and faded due to time.
    Any pix of the paint before the respray.

  • NickLib (seller) 4 weeksago

    @Richard-2019 Hi Richard, Honestly, I do not understand and cannot explain the CARFAX comment. The car can be driven regularly. As I stated to another bidder, the engine oil has been recently changed, If you were planning on a long trip I'd recommend having the coolant flushed & replaced

  • NickLib (seller) 4 weeksago

    @Franny399 Franny, The engine oil has been changed recently, If i were driving to FLA I'd probably have the coolant flushed & changed, Once that were done I'd be comfortable running it.

  • Richard-2019 (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    Nick, please explain the “total loss” on CARFAX. What does the car need in order to be a regular driver?? Thank you, Richard

  • Franny399 (registered bidder) 4 weeksago

    Would you drive to fla as is?

  • Franny399 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • anabhan 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,750

  • Porslotuf 4 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • anabhan 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $2,750

  • ButziBoi_911 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • NickLib (seller) 1 monthago

    @racingredsc Being the original owner, I can tell you the car has always been stored indoors and does not have any rust on it....

  • racingredsc (registered bidder) 1 monthago

    Any rust?

  • NickLib (seller) 1 monthago

    Hello, my name is Nick & I am the original owner of this car. I'm happy to answer any questions or to engage in any discussions regarding it......

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1-Owner 1985.5 Porsche 944 5-Speed
Final bid: $6,000 This auction has ended.